Friday, January 31, 2014


A greeting postcard with flowers on an antique chair. Thanks p2ikseke.

It was sent inside an envelope with stamps. Two stamps were used; a 0.37 ship and 0.86 International Year of Planet Earth. They were cancelled with meter cancellation of probably CMP Marsa on an unknown date in 2011.

Thursday, January 30, 2014


A view on the ancient town of Fenghuang County (凤凰县) in Xiangzi Prefecture, Hunan (湖南湘西). The postcard's ID no. is 08-433100-11-0001-003. Thanks sushezhe.

This card comes with a 80 Fen pre-printed lotus flower stamp. Three 80 Fen personalized stamps were added; two with Beijing Olympic logo and one with great wall. There were, apparently, cancelled with one straight line using blue color ball-point pen.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014


An artistic card showing a man and a swing. Thanks rainman.

It was sent from Macau when sender was there. A pair of MOP$2.50 stamps with different design of the Legend of the White Snake stamps (S166, 6/5 and 6/6). They were cancelled at Terminal (碼頭) on an unknown date of year 2011. Two more stamps of the previous colonial series were pasted at the bottom but they were not cancelled as it is invalid. 

Tuesday, January 28, 2014


An artistic card sent using kuuki (趣奇网). Thanks swlchina.

It was sent with two 80 Fen flower stamps (2003-4,4-2)and a 3 Yuan greeting stamp. They were cancelled at Shanghai Xuhui 3 (上海 徐汇 3) on 12.8.2011.

Monday, January 27, 2014


A postcard on Lizhi Park (荔枝公园) in Shenzhenjiao (深圳角). This place is used to be lychee plantation and it is how it got the name. It is located in Futian District, Shenzhen (深圳市福田区). The ID no. is 11-440303-11-0018-006. Thanks Ekes.,.

A 4.50 Yuan Beethoven stamp was used and it covered the pre-printed stamp for this postcard. It was cancelled at Guangdong Shenzhen Jianshelu (EMS) 2 (广东深圳建设路(EMS)2) on 9.8.2011.

Sunday, January 26, 2014


A view on the fortification of the ancient city of Jingzhou (荆州古城) in Hubei Province (湖北省). This city walls were rebuilt in 1646 and measure 9 meters in height and 10 meters in depth. The perimeter of the wall extends for 9.3 kilometers.The ID for this postcard is 2001(00)-0204(10-7). Thanks vinchoi.


It comes with a 60 Fen pre-printed stamp. Two different 2 Yuan stamps were added; a stamp on Outlaws of the Marsh (1993-10, 4-4) and a flower stamp (2004-18, 2-2). They were cancelled at Hubei Yichang Bahekou 2 (湖北 宜昌 八河口 2) on 30.7.2011.


Saturday, January 25, 2014


A multiview postcard on Bozkov, a village and municipality in Semily District in the Liberec Region. The largest tourist draw in the vicinity are its dolomite caverns (dolomitové jeskyně) just outside the village.Thanks Petr.

Two stamps were used; a 1 Kč and a 20 Kč. They were cancelled at Blansko on 8.8.2011.

Friday, January 24, 2014


A multiview card from Münster, North Rhine-Westphalia. The main picture at the center is Prinzipalmarkt, the market place in the city center. Other smaller pictures are (from right, clockwise) Rathaus, Mühlenhof Museum, Promenade, Am Kiepenkerl, Erbdrostenhof (a Baroque palace), Bogengang, Lambertusbrunnen, Münster Cathedral (Dom), Haus Rüschhaus (a country estate situated in Nienberge) and another picture on Prinzipalmarkt. Thanks Oenne.

A 75 cents flower definitive stamp was used. It was cancelled at Briefzentrum 48 (Münster) on 5.7.1?.

Thursday, January 23, 2014


A city view in an unknown European city, probably in France, as tricolor flags were seen hanging at the windows.Thanks Spirit.

A 3 Yuan greeting stamp was used. It was cancelled with postmark of Beijing Shoudujichang Hangzhanlouer 1 (北京 首都机场航站楼二 1) on 28.7.2011. A postage due marking was stamped at the bottom with hand written 150/450 as it was sent by airmail. Card is partially covered intentionally.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014


Another lottery greeting card with children and their traditional toys. Its ID no. is HP2010(1)Y. Thanks kalee.

It has a 80 Fen Year of the Tiger pre-printed stamp and no additional stamp was added. However, there is no postage due marking on this card. It was cancelled at Guangzhou Liuhua (Tongqu) 1 or "广州 流花(同区)1" on 13.7.2011.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014


A lottery greeting postcard showing Yingcaoding (鹰巢顶) of Nanbei Lake (南北湖), Haiyan County, Jiaxing, Zhejiang (浙江省嘉兴市海盐县). Its ID no. is 11-380100-13-0105-003. Thanks Convoi.

It has a 80 Fen pre-printed stamp; two more stamps were added. A 80 Fen personalized stamp and a 1.50 Yuan environmental stamp were pasted by its side. They were cancelled with a meter cancellation but not able to identify the place it was cancelled. However, it does show part of the bottom, "Xinhan" or "信函" for letter. It was probably cancelled on 28(?).7.2011.

Monday, January 20, 2014


The Three Towers (Le Tre Torri) on Monte Titano in San Marino, the capital city. These towers are known as Guaita, Cesta and Montale. They are depicted on both national flag and coat of arms of this small country. These towers are listed as the UNESCO World Heritage Sites, "San Marino Historic Centre and Mount Titano." Thanks Yvonne for sending this card while travelling.

A stamp in old currency, 2000 L stamp on Festivalbar was used. It was cancelled on 29.7.2011 at San Marino.

Sunday, January 19, 2014


A desert view with poplar trees of Gobi (戈壁胡杨) in Barköl (巴里坤), Kumul (哈密) in Xinjiang Province (新疆). Two 10 Fen environmental stamps were pasted here and cancelled with postmark of Xinjiang Hami (新疆哈密). Kumul is also known as Hami. Thanks xiyueren_ski.

Two more stamps, a 4.20 Yuan bird and another 10 Fen environmental, were pasted at the back. The postmark is much clearer. It was cancelled at Xinjiang Hami Zhongshanbeilu 6 (新疆 哈密 قۇمۇل 中山北路 6) on 12.7.2011.

Saturday, January 18, 2014


A lottery greeting postcard from Huian, Fujian (福建惠安) showing the coastal road (沿海大道). It was issued in conjunction of the Sixth Farmers' Games (第六届农民运动会). However, the lucky number section was cut off. Its ID no. is 2008-1305(BK)-5513. Thanks xiao_i.

It has a 80 Fen pre-printed Year of the Rat stamp. Two 1.20 Yuan stamps on Shangri-la of different design were added. It was cancelled with meter cancellation from Fujian Huian Fengfa 1 (福建 惠安 封发 1) on an unknown date.

Friday, January 17, 2014


A postal card issued for Shanghai Pudong Development Bank (上海浦东发展银行). It shows sculpture with the word "Shanghai" at the bottom. Its ID no. is SHYZP1998-1(10-3). Thanks FloraYu.

It has a 40 Fen flower pre-printed stamp, two stamps were added to make up the postage. These stamps are a 2 Yuan tiger (2004-19, 2-2) and a 80 Fen scenery stamp (1999-6, 5-6). They were cancelled at Shanghai Caolu 7 (上海 曹路 7) on 27.7.2011.

Thursday, January 16, 2014


A lotteery greeting postcard showing the Saint Sofia Church (圣·索非亚教堂) in Harbin (哈尔滨). Its ID no. is 11-230102-13-0044-005. Thanks ilgys.

It comes with a 80 Fen pre-printed stamp. Several stamps were added; they are one 10 Fen environmental, two 1.20 Yuan personalized stamps and another 1.20 Yuan Xi'an EXPO stamp (2011-10, 2-1). They were cancelled at Harbin  (哈尔滨) on 19.7.2011. The lower part of the postmarks are not readily recognizable, it may be from Taiping 2 (太平2). A red-color commemorative postmark of the zodiac series is also stamped on this card.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014


A city view postcard of Helsinki city center. The tall, green-doomed building is the Helsinki Cathedral (Helsingin tuomiokirkko, Suurkirkko). Thanks evagot.

A 2 lk/kl stamp on forest view by the river and two odd-shaped stamps (0,05€ and 0,10€) were used to send this postcard. However, they are not postmarked.  

Tuesday, January 14, 2014


A night view postcard on Guangzhou (广州) showing its interior viaduct system (内环) to resolve the traffic congestion in this metropolitan. Thanks Tammy.

A strip of three 1.20 Yuan and a 1 Yuan bird definitive stamps were used. They were cancelled at Guangzhou Huizhan 3 (广州 会展 3) on 23.7.2011.

Monday, January 13, 2014


A card on Rīga as seen from the Daugava River. This side of the river is the historical center of the city or Vecrīga. Famous for its old churches and cathedrals, several of them are projected out of this cityscape. St. James's Cathedral (Svētā Jēkaba katedrāle) is on the left. While, Riga Cathedral (Rīgas Doms) on the right. Seeing closely with Riga Cathedral is the St. Peter's Church (Svētā Pētera Evaņģēliski luteriskā baznīca). This part of the city is listed in UNESCO World Heritage List under the name "Historic Centre of Riga." Thanks alexia.

It was sent inside an envelope. A 60 basketball stamp was used. It was cancelled at Rīga on 18.7.2011.

Sunday, January 12, 2014


A Takeit (取悦) advertisement postcard for Times Property (时代地产). It depicts a tree-like home with all sort of compartments for a house. Thanks Xmas.

A 3 Yuan Guangzhou Asian Games (2010-27, 6-6) was used. It was cancelled at Guangzhou Junyuan 9 (广州 骏源 9) on 18.7.2011.


Saturday, January 11, 2014


A postcard on Canyonlands National Park, Utah. It shows the  Druid Arch in the Needles District. It is a rock structure that resembles Stonehenge. Druid Arch towers above the canyon bootom at the head of Elephant Canyon. It is carved from Cedar Mesa Sandstone by water and gravity. Thanks FloridaGirl.

It was sent with two 44 cents stamp ( Love issue and American flag) and a 10 cents American clock stamp. Apparently, the meter cancellation is only printed little onto this card. Only "Sai" and "11" are recognizable. 

Friday, January 10, 2014


A postcard reproduced a 1878 poster advertising a "Panoramic & Dioramic Drama" about the Great Chicago Fire of 1871.Thanks Paola72.

It was sent with a "forever" stamp on Indianapolis 500, a 44 cents on Oscar Micheaux and a 10 cents American clock.They were cancelled at Chicago IL 606 on 14.7.2011.

Thursday, January 9, 2014


A postcard on painting by Ivan Khrutsky (Иван Фомич Хруцкий). The name for this painting is "Fruit and Flowers." It is kept in State Tretyakov Gallery (Государственная Третьяковская Галерея), Moscow. Thanks Svetlana08.

This card was sent from Moscow. Four 5p. and one 4p. definitive stamps were used. They were cancelled with postmarks of "Мытищи 14 Москов ОБЛ" on 4.7.2011.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014


A multiview postcard from the Netherlands showing the typical scenery and items found here. These include the windmills, tulip plantation, daily cows, Gouda (cheese) and klomp (clogs). Thanks daokounv.

A non-value indicator stamp, 1 Wereld of 2010, was used. It was cancelled with meter cancellation of 's-Hertogenbosch on 6.7.2011.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014


A postal card on a bridge in West Lake, Hangzhou (杭州西湖). This bridge is known as "Broken bridge." The theme given on this postcard is "snow melting on the broken bridge" or "断桥残雪" as it is taken during winter. This view is one of the ten famous view in this UNESCO World Heritage Site, "West Lake Cultural Landscape of Hangzhou." Its ID no. is 浙YP-0727. Thanks Gothing Envy.

It comes with a 420 Fen rose pre-printed stamp; a 80 Fen ancient village stamp (2004-19, 4-3) was added. They were cancelled at Guizhou Zunyishi (贵州 遵义市) on 12.7.2011. The lower portion of the postmark is unclear, only a character inside parentheses, "(支)" or branch, is recognizable.